Megan’s Senior Photos at Yates Mill

Megan’s Senior Photos at Yates Mill

Megan’s senior session at Historic Yates Mill in Raleigh was gorgeous. She came prepared with a few outfits, all of which fit in beautifully with the natural and rustic setting of Yates Mill. Megan graduated from Apex Friendship High School this spring. She is probably already starting her freshman year of college now, majoring in nursing.

I have shot so many senior sessions at Yates Mill that each time I give myself the personal challenge of shooting at least 1 series in a way that I have not done before. The featured image at the top of this post was that sort of image. It was sunset time, but the sky was still pretty bright. I would have had to blast her with a lot of light in order to match the background light. So, I instead photographed her against the water, which was reflecting the color of the sky and was not nearly as bright. When I was editing the photos, I used a local adjustment in Lightroom to give a sunset-like color cast to the background. The version of this image at the bottom of this post shows the background as it actually looked in person. The last time I used this technique was at a wedding where the sparkler exit produced a ton of smoke. The Lightroom filter gives a similar effect to a smoke bomb, without all of the mess. ­čśë

Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer
Yates Mill High School Senior Photographer